Giants wideout will be next Madden cover athlete.
EA and ESPN announced New York Giants Pro Bowl wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. as the face of Madden NFL 16. Over the past two weeks, fans have voted via Madden Ultimate Team, Madden NFL Mobile and ESPN.com culminating with Beckham being revealed as the victor during a special segment during the 6:00pm ET hour of SportsCenter. Beckham joins an exclusive fraternity of cover athletes comprised of some of the greatest NFL playmakers of all time.
Beckham is one of the NFL’s most explosive playmakers, highlighting an exceptional rookie season with an electrifying one-handed catch against the Dallas Cowboys in primetime. In his rookie season, Beckham broke out with over 1,300 yards and 12 touchdowns, despite playing in only 12 games.
“Odell Beckham Jr. is a true playmaker and a perfect fit for this year’s game,” said Randy Chase, Senior Director of Marketing for EA SPORTS. “He’s an unstoppable force out on the field, and the Madden NFL 16 cover is further vindication that the fans believe he’s a player to watch in the coming years.”